CHF: This Fire Burnin' Community Word on Racial Equity

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The Consumer Health Foundation (CHF) is committed to advocating for racial equity and racial justice in the Washington, D.C., region where issues of housing affordability, gentrification and displacement are top of mind for those of us in the social sector.

On October 18th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. you will have the opportunity to visit one of three District neighborhoods to learn from community members about their histories, their lived experiences of displacement, and their aspirations for their families, communities and the District. Please select one community when you register. This registration will automatically sign you up for the event at Blind Whino.

CHF will then provide transportation to the Blind Whino SW Arts Club and from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. we will enjoy food and art and engage in dialogue with special guest speaker and civil rights attorney, Aristotle Theresa. Mr. Theresa was featured in the Washington Post this year for his bold legal strategy to hold the District of Columbia accountable for alleged racist, classist and ageist housing policies. You will learn more about the lawsuit, why Mr. Theresa has pursued this strategy and how it fits within the larger set of strategies to stymie displacement.

We will confirm your community selection as we get closer to the event date. Please plan to use public transportation to meet in your selected community and CHF will provide transportation from the community to the Blind Whino SW Arts Club.

Registration is open now and free - click here for the event page. For any questions about the event, please send an email to chf@consumerhealthfdn.org.